Imre van Opstal, born in Venlo, the Netherlands, in 1989, launched her dance career with the Norwegian company Carte Blanche after graduating from Codarts Rotterdam and moved to NDT 2 in 2012. She danced at NDT 1 between 2015 and 2017. Since 2017, Imre has been a member of the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel. She won the Danserfonds '79 development grant in 2014 and in 2017 received the Black Swan Award for «outstanding dance performance» for her role in ‹Salt Womb› by Sharon Eyal.
Alongside her brother, Marne van Opstal, she also works as a choreographer. Building on their success as dancers, the two have started their own choreography business. In their collaborative work, they explore human conditions and the limits and possibilities of the body and mind. Their work is characterised by its multi-layered, surreal and forthright dance style, eclecticism and theatricality. In 2019, they created ‹Take Root› for NDT 1, which was nominated for a Swan Award for Best Dance Production 2019. Their latest work ‹Baby don't hurt me› for NDT 1, which explores identity, sexuality, gender and love, has received critical acclaim. In the 2022/23 season, their choreographic style can be experienced for the first time at Theater Basel in the double bill evening ‹Imbalanced Parallels›.